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CRJS 6216 Required Course Readings

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Acierno, R., Hernandez, M., Amstadter, A., Resnick, H., Steve, K., Muzzy, W., & Kilpatrick, D. (2010). Prevalence and correlates of emotional, physical, sexual, and financial abuse and potential neglect in the United States: The National Elder Mistreatment Study. American Journal of Public Health, 100(2), 292–297.

Barkan, S. (2009). The value of quantitative analysis for a critical understanding of crime and society. Critical Criminology, 17(4), 247–259.

Blakeslee, S., & Martin, M. (2009). Influences on identity: A grounded theory approach to descendants of freedmen. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, 21(4), 271–283.

Bow, J. (2006). Review of empirical research on child custody practice. Journal of Child Custody, 3(1), 23-50.

Braga, A. A., Kennedy, D. M., Waring, E. J., & Piehl, A. (2001). Problem-oriented policing, deterrence, and youth violence: An evaluation of Boston's Operation Ceasefire. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 38(3), 195–225.

Brown, S. C., Geiselman, P. J., Copeland, A. L., Gordon, C., & Richard-Eaglin, A. (2008). Reliability and validity of the personal wellness profile (PWP) questionnaire in African-American college women. Journal of Cultural Diversity, 15(4), 163-167

Bryman, A. (2006). Integrating quantitative and qualitative research: How is it done? Qualitative Research, 6(1), 97–113.

Cancino, J., Varano, S., Schafer, J. A., & Enriquez, R. (2007). An ecological assessment of property and violent crime rates across a Latino urban landscape: The role of social disorganization and institutional anomie theory. Western Criminology Review, 8(1), 69–87.

Chamlin, M. B., & Cochran, J. K. (2007). An evaluation of the assumptions that underlie institutional anomie theory. Theoretical Criminology, 11(1), 39-61.

Cowell, A. J., Lattimore, P. K., & Krebs, C. P. (2010). A cost-benefit study of a breaking the cycle program for juveniles. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 47(2), 241–262.

Denscombe, M., Dingwall, G., & Hillier, T. (2009). Ethics first: Reflections on the role of research ethics at the initial stages of an investigation into taxi drivers' experiences of crime. International Review of Victimology, 16(3), 301–3 08.

Feld, B. (2009). Violent girls or relabeled status offenders? An alternative interpretation of the data. Crime and Delinquency, 55(2), 241–265.

Fogel, C. (2007). Ethical issues in field-based criminological research in Canada. International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences, 2(2), 109–118.

Gibbs, J. P. (1989). Conceptualization of terrorism. American Sociological Review, 54(3), 329-340.

Henderson, M. L., Mathias-Humphrey, A., & McDermott, M. (2008). Barriers to effective program implementation: Rural school-based probation. Federal Probation, 72(1), 28–36.

Hernandez, C. (2009). Theoretical coding in grounded theory methodology. Grounded Theory Review, 8(3), 51–60.

Hoagwood, K. E., & Horwitz, S. M. (2009). Balancing science and services: The challenges and rewards of field research. In A. R. Stiffman (Ed.), The Field Research Survival Guide (pp. 3–22). New York, NY: Oxford University Press. To access, click on Chapter 1 from the Table of Contents.

Humphreys, T. P., & Brousseau, M. M. (2010). The Sexual Consent Scale-Revised: Development, reliability, and preliminary validity. Journal of Sex Research, 47(5), 420-428.

Kalunta-Crumpton, A. (2006). The importance of qualitative research in understanding the disproportionate black presence in crime figures in the United Kingdom (UK). African Journal of Criminology & Justice Studies, 2(2), 1–3 2.

Konecki, K. T. (2008). Triangulation and dealing with the realness of qualitative research. Qualitative Sociology Review, 4(3), 7–28.

Krejci, J. (2010). Approaching quality in survey research: Towards a comprehensive perspective. Czech Sociological Review, 46(6), 1011-1033.

Lane, J. (2002). Fear of gang crime: A qualitative examination of the four perspectives. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 39(4), 437–471.

Lipsey, M., Petrie, C., Weisburd, D., & Gottfredson, D. (2006). Improving evaluation of anti-crime programs: Summary of a National Research Council Report. Journal of Experimental Criminology, 2(3), 271–307.

Logan, T., Walker, R., Shannon, L., & Cole, J. (2008). Combining ethical considerations with recruitment and follow-up strategies for partner violence victimization research. Violence Against Women, 14(11), 1226–1 251.

Lowenkamp, C. T., Hubbard, D., Makarios, M. D., & Latessa, E. J. (2009). A quasi-experimental evaluation of thinking for a change: A 'real-world' application. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36(2), 137–146.

Lowman, J., & Palys, T. (2001). The ethics and law of confidentiality in criminal justice research: A comparison of Canada and the United States. International Criminal Justice Review, 11(1), 1.

Melde, C., Esbensen, F., & Tusinski, K. (2006). Addressing program fidelity using onsite observations and program provider descriptions of program delivery. Evaluation Review, 30(6), 714–740.

Meldrum, R. C., Young, J. N., & Weerman, F. M. (2009). Reconsidering the effect of self-control and delinquent peers: Implications of measurement for theoretical significance. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 46(3), 353-376.

Noy, C. (2008). Sampling knowledge: The hermeneutics of snowball sampling in qualitative research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 11(4), 327–344.

Patterson, D., & Campbell, R. (2010). Why rape survivors participate in the criminal justice system. Journal of Community Psychology, 38(2), 191–205.

Ruddell, R., Decker, S. H., & Egley, A., Jr. (2006). Gang interventions in jails: A national analysis. Criminal Justice Review, 31(1), 33-46.

Schulenberg, J. L. (2007). Analysing police decision-making: Assessing the application of a mixed-method/mixed-model research design. International Journal of Social Research Methodology: Theory & Practice, 10(2), 99–119.

Slep, A., Heyman, R. E., Williams, M. C., Van Dyke, C. E., & O'Leary, S. G. (2006). Using random telephone sampling to recruit generalizable samples for family violence studies. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(4), 680–689.

Smångs, M. (2008). Differential associations, control theory, and the strength of weak ties—Linking criminological theories with social network theory. Conference Papers—American Sociological Association, 1.

Stalans, L., & Ritchie, J. (2008). Relationship of substance use/abuse with psychological and physical intimate partner violence: Variations across living situations. Journal of Family Violence, 23(1), 9-24.

Suarez-Balcazar, Y., Balcazar, F. E., & Taylor-Ritzler, T. (2009). Using the Internet to conduct research with culturally diverse populations: Challenges and opportunities. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 15(1), 96-104.

van de Rakt, M., Nieuwbeerta, P., & Apel, R. (2009). Association of criminal convictions between family members: Effects of siblings, fathers and mothers. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 19(2), 94–108. .

Weisburd, D. (2000). Randomized experiments in criminal justice policy: Prospects and problems. Crime and Delinquency, 46(2), 181-193.

Wikman, A. (2006). Reliability, validity and true values in surveys. Social Indicators Research, 78(1), 85-110.

Wilcox, A., Hoyle, C., & Young, R. (2005). Are randomised controlled trials really the 'gold standard' in restorative justice research? British Journal of Community Justice, 3(2), 39–49.

Wright, R., Decker, S. H., Redfern, A. K. S., & Smith, D. L. (1992). A snowball's chance in hell: Doing fieldwork with active residential burglars. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 29(2), 148–161. Not available in Walden Library. Please refer to the link in your Week 5 Resources.

Yeh, S. S. (2010). Cost-benefit analysis of reducing crime through electronic monitoring of parolees and probationers. Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(5), 1090–1096.

Zedlewski, E. (2009). Conducting cost benefit analyses in criminal justice evaluations: Do we dare? European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, 15(4), 355–364.


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